Emil Warburg

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Emil Warburg
Emil Gabriel Warburg (1846-1931).jpg
Born Emil Gabriel Warburg
(1846-03-09)9 March 1846
Died 28 July 1931(1931-07-28) (aged 85)
Residence Germany
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Berlin
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions University of Berlin
University of Strassburg
University of Freiburg
Doctoral advisor Heinrich Gustav Magnus
Doctoral students Gustav Heinrich Angenheister
Eduard Grüneisen
James Franck
Julius Edgar Lilienfeld
Edgar Meyer (de)
R. W. Pohl
Other notable students Hans von Euler-Chelpin
He was the father of Otto Heinrich Warburg.

Emil Gabriel Warburg (9 March 1846 – 28 July 1931) was a German physicist who during his career was professor of physics at the Universities of Strassburg, Freiburg and Berlin. He was president of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft 1899-1905. His name is notably associated with the Warburg element of electrochemistry.

Among his students were James Franck (Nobel prize for physics 1925), Eduard Grüneisen, Robert Pohl, Erich Regener and Hans von Euler-Chelpin (Nobel prize for chemistry 1929). He carried out research in the areas of kinetic theory of gases, electrical conductivity, gas discharges, heat radiation, ferromagnetism and photochemistry.

He was a member of the Warburg family, and the father of Otto Heinrich Warburg. He was a friend of Albert Einstein.

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